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  • Razor
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    I guess if you need all the extras then maybe? My WSM rarely moves so wheels are not needed. I bought a nice SS cart at Costco for $80 that has 4-5x usable space of that shelf. I live in the north and have run 12 hours without refueling so a larger fuel bin is a moot point for me. I’m not saying the Bronco Pro is bad, but no matter what math I use, new or old, $350 + whatever a spare grate is, is at least a 40% price difference.

  • BFlynn
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    I've got the PBC and the SnS kettle. Combo works well for me. There's nothing I can't do .


    Oh, and the ol gasser. I fully endorse the broil king gasser too.

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  • Byrang
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    Good advice. I do miss the ease and quality of the Yoder. I typically used my PBC for ribs and chicken. I'm for sure going SNS Kettle to start.

  • Alabama Smoke
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    Totally agree

  • Alabama Smoke
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    Great advice here. You cannot go wrong with that kettle. Why would you think you should buy more than one cooker at a time and taking care to learn how to make work for you repeatedly before buying more?
    Last edited by Alabama Smoke; December 10, 2021, 01:04 PM.

  • rickgregory
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    I'm with Skip - see what you miss most, replace that. Alternatively, think about what you used most in the past and if your cooks are going to be mostly the same as in the past, replace what you used most, first.

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  • Skip
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    I'd start with a SnS Kettle and then keep thinking while you cook with that. See which cooker you miss the most. Pellet? PBC?

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  • hogdog6
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    I don't have a Weber however I do have a Bronco Pro, PBC, and a Yoder. (along with a few others). Between those three if I could only have one it would be very difficult as they all three are so different in their flavor profiles. That said the versatility of the Yoder with the deflector plate opening and grill grates allowing to grill at high heat or smoke at low heat and the ease of use I'd probably go with it. Very close 2nd IMHO would be my PBC it's flavor profile and ease of use blows me away every time I use it. Like my Yoder it's a set and forget cooker I don't monitor or try to control temps if I'm cooking poultry one rebar removed always give me crispy skin everything else just let it run and it's magic. I do use my Bronco more for competition cooks and it definitely has its benefits.

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  • Uncle Bob
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    Let's assume you're talking about the WSM 22 which has two grates......the Bronco Pro is 22" and has two grate positions (roughly the same size, though you do have to spend a few bucks to get the second grate). Are you using new math? That's without allowing for better temp control, sealed lid, wheels, a built in side table, a larger fuel bin, an ash pan. Yeah, the WSM has better portability, because it's made from much thinner material..........might be a trade off there for some folks.

  • Razor
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    Maybe it’s just me but I don’t understand getting something like the Bronco Pro over a WSM. Spend more money for half the cooking space.

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  • Draznnl
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    Byrang, I got my Yoder at Indigo Pool Patio BBQ in Venice.

    We just moved down full-time from suburban Chicago.

  • Byrang
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    Yeah, I've been going back and forth for like a week! HA!

  • Byrang
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    Yeah, I really loved my Yoder, but the comp cart would be a must. We just bought a house in North Port!

  • Draznnl
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    Add me to the folks urging you to get a kettle and a pellet smoker. A new Yoder (I recommend getting the competition cart for the larger wheels) and a kettle plus your cinder block pit would give you entirely different types of cooks.

    By the way, hi neighbor.

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  • CandySueQ
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    My opinion -- when it comes to cookers there are no bad choices, unless it's gas! This thread did make me look at the Bronco though. It's way too heavy for me. I can lift the small Gateway into the back of the van, but at 133 pounds the standard Bronco would have to be a home cooker. Love the wheels though.

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